Sunday, August 12, 2012
I think the trip back to KC caused some trauma to poor Hannah. She really wants to know where her dad is at all times, she always wants to know when we will be back in her home, and worst of all she will no longer fall asleep in her room by herself. I shared a bed with her the entire trip, and I was so afraid that it would backfire on me. The rooms we stayed in weren't really toddler proof so I was afraid to leave her alone like I can in her room. I would lay down with her until she fell asleep and then sneak out until I was ready for bed. Now at home if she doesn't fall asleep in the car or on our evening walk, she will scream like is being murdered. Tonight she even broke out with, "Get me out of here!" She either wants one of us to lay down with her in her bed or lay in our bed until she is asleep. Neither is ideal, and I have no clue how to handle this. We as parents don't mind her crying it out for a bit, but this is beyond crying. This is hysterics. I can't stand to listen to it because it breaks my heart, but at the same time I don't want her to think that she can always fall asleep in my bed. We may try a new nightlight as a way to convince her that her room is safe. On the bright side, she is basically potty trained now. She still needs a diaper at night which I am okay with for now. During the day she is kicking ass, and let's face it, that is when she used most of the diapers anyway. I am so glad to have a few months off from diapers before I start all over again.